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Warren Wright: Power and Land Acquisition


Published 1978?


Warren Wright discusses his research on what he calls The Big Steal, that is, the unlawful acquisition of land in southeastern Kentucky in the late nineteenth century by northern power companies. He also comments on his belief in the collaboration between power, government, educational and religious institutions in the area to secure and maintain the unlawfully mineral rights for the power companies. Warren Wright was a farmer and self-taught minister who briefly served as Executive Director of the Council of the Southern Mountains in the early 1970's. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to provide locally produced public access television to southwestern Virginia.


Producer Mountain Community Television
Audio/Visual sound, color


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